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Voluntary evacuations still in effect near 'Big Hollow Fire' in Wasatch County

Posted at 6:43 AM, Jul 17, 2020

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — The "Big Hollow Fire" in Wasatch County has burned 500 acres near the town of Daniel as of Friday morning.

It got very close to some homes and mandatory evacuations were ordered. The mandatory evacuations were lifted at 11:30 p.m. Thursday night, but voluntary evacuations remain in effect on Little Sweden Road from Highway 40 to Daniels Road.

An evacuation center has been opened at 2285 South Daniels Road.

The fire started between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m Thursday.

Crews stayed late into the night working behind homes where the fire was within a quarter mile.

"Fortunately we were able to get some resources over there, it's getting down to the toe of the slope in some of those areas," said Mike Eriksson, with the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands. "But it's still along the creek and we got some of those agricultural fields there behind the homes."

The fire is believed to be human caused, but is still being investigated.